News / 21st December 2018

North Wales Police to roll out the Unseen App

North Wales Police are one of a number of forces, including South Wales Police and Gwent Police who are rolling out the Unseen App to all their police officers and staff. The App provides a quick and easy resource to spot the signs of modern slavery in all its forms, while allowing users to report suspicions directly to the Modern Slavery Helpline.

Sergeant Richard Sidney of North Wales Police explained: “Using a brief and clear format, the Unseen App details both physical and psychological signs to be aware of in victims and provides details of the environments they may be found in. It also illustrates types of abuse and in the case of forced labour, the industries where abuse is most commonly found.”

North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones said: "Tackling modern day slavery and human trafficking is a key priority in my Police and Crime Plan and as a result the force has put a great deal of resources into investigations and safeguarding the survivors. The Unseen App is a great idea that will help officers and staff in identifying cases of modern day slavery, as well as providing an important resource at their fingertips."

Read the full press release from North Wales Police here.

To hear more from Sergeant Sidney about the Unseen App and the work of North Wales Police in tackling modern slavery, he has written a guest blog which can be read here.

For more details of the Unseen App and for links to download it to your smartphone, click here.